Cannellini Bean Dip with Garlic and Pine Nuts

    2 hours 10 minutes

    This dip will be the hit of your party - beans, pine nuts, fresh basil and oregano and garlic. It also works well as a sandwich spread. You'll probably want to double this recipe - this makes about a cup of dip.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
    • 1/2 tin canellini beans
    • 2 cloves garlic, cut in half
    • 1 teaspoon lime juice
    • 1 roma tomato, roughly chopped
    • 1 pinch sea salt to taste
    • 1 pinch black pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Preparation:10min  ›  Extra time:2hours chilling  ›  Ready in:2hours10min 

    1. Place the pine nuts, basil, and oregano into a food processor. Cover, and pulse 2 or 3 times to finely grind the nuts. Add beans and garlic; process until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour in the lime juice, tomato, salt and pepper, and pulse 2 to 3 times until mixture is smooth and spreadable. With the food processor running, drizzle the oil into the dip. If mixture becomes too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time until the dip is the right consistency.
    2. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight to blend the flavours before serving.

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    I love this. I made it the first time just like the recipe. It was great to dip pitas and veggies in. I made it a second time and added a bunch of sun dried tomatoes tomatoes. I can't wait to try new variations! Thanks!  -  01 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Big hit at the Chirstmas party! Doubled the recipe due to numbers only complaint was a little to much garlic. Will make again with 1/2 to 2/3 the amount of garlic.  -  27 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We are garlic wimps! The two cloves that I put into the dip, were over-whelming. I had to do something to mellow it out. I baked the dip in the oven for about 45 minutes. It helped some. Then I added some parmesan cheese to it. We ate it all! My husband complained about the garlic burping back on him, but I was fine. Love how easy it was to make, though. Maybe garlic wimps like us, need to just use garlic salt instead?? Thanks.  -  03 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)